After a year as stylish as 2015, it’s hard to imagine that anything could top it. But if Houzz’s predictions of the 25 biggest design trends of the upcoming year turn out to be true, we’re in for a real treat. Click through to see the 10 trends we’re most excited for, and check out the full list here.
1. Black Stainless Steel
The most popular appliance colors seem to change every few years — remember the days of pastel ovens? — and now it looks like polished stainless steel is on the way out. Instead of gleaming silver appliances, Houzz predicts that sleek black stainless steel is the trend of the future.
2. Formal Dining Rooms
We are beyond ready for sit-down family meals to make a comeback, and thankfully, Houzz reports that more homeowners are opting to keep their formal dining rooms instead of converting them into media rooms or offices. Here’s hoping they’re all as stylish as the pale purple number here.
3. Mismatched Cabinets
While there’s nothing wrong with an all-white kitchen, there’s something extra special about going bold and adding a little color or texture to the space. House even suggests taking a risk and pairing two different cabinet styles together, and we have to agree, the result is pretty stunning.
4. Heated Entryway Floors
When you think of heated floors, bathrooms are usually the only room that comes to mind, but bringing that technology into the entryway is beyond brilliant, especially during the winter, according to Houzz. Just imagine the bliss of stepping out of your snowy boots onto a nice toasty floor.
5. Statement Bathroom Mirrors
A plain rectangular mirror certainly gets the job done, but Houzz predicts that 2016 will be the year of the statement mirror, and we are so on board. There’s no denying how much this singular detail can add to an oft-overlooked space like the bathroom.
Bidets have never really caught on in the United States, but now that high toilets can come with a bidet feature, they’re slowly rising in popularity. House reports that 5% of master baths now have a bidet, and if their popularity continues to grow, the number could climb even higher throughout the year.
7. Tech-Less Living Rooms
Tech-filled homes certainly aren’t going anywhere, but according to Houzz, more and more families are opting to keep their family rooms unplugged in order to facilitate more family time. This stunning digital-free living room is proof that a house can look smart without being full of gadgets.
These charming home accents — even non-working fireplaces — are once again becoming the focal point of rooms, according to Houzz. Instead of placing a large TV above the fireplace or ignoring it all together, people are now arranging their furniture to put the fireplace center stage.
9. Bathrooms That Feel Like Living Spaces
Bathrooms are the one space that seem to constantly end up overrun by clutter, but according to Houzz, 2016 will see an end to that. It’s time to take your bathroom back, and to achieve that goal is to introduce some homey items — like the plush chairs and fresh flowers here — into the space.
10. Mixed Materials In Kitchen
In 2016, Houzz predicts that kitchens will eschew the perfect, polished look for a more eclectic vibe. Instead of only incorporating one or two materials, homeowners will turn to a variety of opposing styles to create a truly personalized space. This Manhattan kitchen, which features a rustic wood ceiling, a white subway tile backsplash, a vintage inspired rug, and shiny white countertops, is a perfect example.